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Comment: Cherry Trail, now with more Tampon o.0 (Score -1, Troll) 78

by Joviex (#48741211) Attached to: Intel Unveils 5th Gen Core Series Broadwell-U CPUs and Cherry Trail Atom
And the award for "We had to hire him, he is my brother's wife's nephew and we'll just stick him in the comes up with the most idiotic names on the planet department" (a.k.a. there was not a EXECUTIVE WOMAN in the room when they make these names up room) goes to....

Comment: Re:Cat and mouse... (Score 2) 437

by Joviex (#48728109) Attached to: Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"
Well, I can understand their cat and mouse bullshit with the media corps, but, what I can't understand:

I live in the US. I travel, a lot, for work, to countries outside the U.S.

Why am I screwed when I take a trip and want something to watch from the service that brandishes itself a media streamer for me, and content I am allowed to stream, just not when from an IP block outside the allowed list?


Comment: Re:Analog displays are better in some situations. (Score 5, Informative) 155

by Joviex (#48116055) Attached to: Liking Analog Meters Doesn't Make You a Luddite (Video)

But your point is just about the GUI.

Digital meters can be made to look Analog and provide that exact same feedback.

For a super stupid example, the windows task manager in the sys tray shows CPU load via a veritcal bar, exactly like an Analog vertical meter would.

So it seems to be less about the medium and more about the designed controls.

Comment: Re:Rise of the middlemen (Score 1) 127

by Joviex (#47684781) Attached to: Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development
Its more than 500$.

Its 1500$ a seat, plus $1500 for iOS plus $1500 for Android, PER PERSON. Then another $500 if you want the cache asset server.

So, it could easily be 5k per seat. Now, is that alot? To me no, but I am used to bootstrapping CG workstations that are 3k a pop with 10k worth of software on them.

But when these are things that should not really cause problems i.e. versioning? and that you can't work around with an easy solution like git/hg/perforce, that makes pipeline a little awkward. So when you see software that accomplishes the same workflow sans the hacky ass workarounds, for "less" upfront money? Water flows to the least resistant path.

Comment: Re:That's cute (Score 2) 731

by Joviex (#45992177) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?
Exactly. Fuck Ads. Find another way to monetize. Especially you shitty sites that are doing nothing more than regurgitating articles disguised as something else for search engines. For the legit sites, sucks. Use your damn brain and iterate away from in my face ads for shit I am never going to click on and buy. Thanks.

Comment: Re:Children with progeria make results inconclusiv (Score 1) 70

by Joviex (#45201119) Attached to: Biological Clock Discovered That Measures Ages of Most Human Tissues
Not necessarily. Think of it this way: Hang two wall clocks, one inside your house, and one outside. They both keep perfect time, but over time, the one outside, battered by wind, sea air, etc... corrodes quicker, the outside beaten all to hell. So, appearance is aged, internals are aged, but both can still keep the same time (up to a point of course) which is akin to what happens to kids with progeria.

Comment: Re:None use intel or amd for graphics? (Score 2, Insightful) 187

by Joviex (#45039599) Attached to: Steam Machine Prototypes Use Intel CPUs, NVIDIA GPUs

This is why open source is a stupid idea. With closed source software, people have to PAY you for your WORK. With open source, everyone rips you off and you're left complaining about how they didn't contribute, with no recourse because you were dumb enough to work for free.

Man if I had points, you'd get em. Complaining about doing work (free), that everyone uses, is anathema to open source. Either get on the boat or off - straddling the middle just makes for a good youtube video.

Comment: Re:any pub is good pub (Score 5, Insightful) 151

by Joviex (#44548625) Attached to: 20 People Shot With BB Guns At LG G2 Promotional Event
Isnt that one of those sayings people who fucked up say to make themselves feel better? There is plenty of publicity that is horrible to receive, especially when unwanted. Anthony Weiner. You think the publicity he got made good for him imagewise? Pollwise? Granted, the guy was a dick to begin with, who would have voted for him, but the phallusy that all publicity is good, hardly.

If you can't understand it, it is intuitively obvious.